[2-Church-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Joe]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]



A landmark in the heart of Lexington caught fire this morning.
The historic Lexington Presbyterian Church started burning at about 9:30, and is filling the downtown area with smoke.
Authorities have evacuated businesses along Main Street.
So far, no one has been hurt.
News-7 has a crew in Lexington and we'll bring you more on the fire at Lexington Presbyterian Church as soon as we can.



[Double Boxes=Joe ANCHOR/Tina Starlink]


Tina Tenret is in Lexington with the latest information, Tina.
[Live=Tina Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Tina1]
[SUPER=06-Lexington]



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[SUPER=03-Lexington]
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[Live=Tina Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=06-Lexington]
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[Double Boxes=Joe ANCHOR/Tina Starlink]


[Pulaski-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-19]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


The search continues this afternoon for a 13 year old boy who authorities believe drowned yesterday in the New River.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]


Early this morning, divers and rescue teams returned to the area near the Pepper's Ferry Bridge where the boy was last seen. The boy, Cody Cash, his eight year old sister Buffy, and their 10 year old friend Daniel Shelton were at the river fishing under the supervision of an adult. They apparently went swimming and were overcome by the current. A woman and a Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy jumped in and saved two of the children. Another man tried to save 13 year old Cody.
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[SOT 17:02 tape from yesterday]
[IN Q=I kept swimming]
[SUPER=01-Lloyd Lopes/Witness]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=see him anymore]
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[VO-NAT]

Lifeguard ten and diving teams will continue to search the river from the bridge to the Radford Arsenal until sundown tonight.
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[Fatal-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident 4421]



A teenager was killed in a car accident in Pittsylvania County.
State Police say 17 year old Chetan Jason Patel was traveling at high rate of speed on Route 29 when he ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The accident happened at 10:30 last night.
Authorities are still investigating.


[Mad-Cow]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Concern over mad cow disease has prompted the u.s government to order the slaughter of hundreds of sheep in Vermont.
Though no cases of mad cow disease have ever been reported in this country, experts fear the Vermont sheep could introduce the disease into the American food supply.
Dr. Emily Senay has the details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Warren, VT; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Fallaice/Dairy Farmer; :20]
[SUPER=01-Linda Detweiler/USDA; :48]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Emily Senay/Reporting; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=ES CBS News New York]


((Vermont farmer Larry faillace imported these sheep from Belgium in 1996 in hopes of expanding his business. [nat sheep]
But now the u-s department of agriculture wants to destroy them because recent tests on some of the sheep have shown they may be affected with a brain disease similar to mad cow.
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((LARRY FALLAICE/ DAIRY FARMER: THEY LIKE TO RAISE THEIR SCARY RED FLAGS AND THAT'S HOW THEY GET THIS DONE AND I CAN UNDERSTAND WANTING TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC BUT THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO DO IT.))
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[OUT Q=]


mad cow disease has never been seen in sheep except for the in the laboratory... and it's possible the Vermont sheep do not have mad cow disease but another more common sheep brain disease called scrapie. scrapie does not affect humans but mad cow disease does and is 100 percent fatal.
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((THAT'S WHY WE'RE TAKING THE PRECAUTIONS BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO INTRODUCE A FOREIGN AGENT THAT'S WHY THE SHEEP WERE BROUGHT IN UNDER RESTRICTIONS BACK WHEN THEY WERE ALLOWED IN 1996 AGAIN IT'S A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


the outbreak of mad cow disease that killed more than fifty people in England and led to the slaughter of more than four million cows in the 90s is believed to have occurred as a result of feeding cows the brains of infected animals. Although this practice was stopped in England and in the u.s... USDA officials are taking no chances. They fear the imported Belgian sheep may have eaten Contaminated feed. es, cbsn, ny))

[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace Talks]


The Camp David summit is entering a make-or-break period, with President Bill Clinton expressing his hope that the parties will have "wrapped up their business" by the time he leaves for Japan on Wednesday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza City]


Today, Palestinians demonstrated across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in support of the Palestinian delegation at Camp David.
The main issues on the table are the borders of a future Palestinian state, the fate of several (m) million Palestinian refugees and the status of Jerusalem, which both sides claim as their capital.
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[I-73]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:28:29]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]


The future path of Interstate 73 is not set in stone, but it already looks like the proposed road will not go through one Roanoke neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A final decision on the route of the proposed highway won't come until early next year.
But the Virginia Department of Transportation says it is adjusting one of the alternatives that would have taken the road through the Riverland neighborhood.
That news is a relief to Riverland residents, but also raises the prospect that southeast roanoke or another section of the city will be affected.
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[SOT 03:10]
[IN Q=I don't want to, so to speak]

((I DON'T WANT TO SO TO SPEAK, PUSH IT OUT OF MY BACK YARD, INTO SOMEONE ELSE'S. I'M FAVORING THE NO BUILD RIGHT NOW.))

[SUPER=01-Kathy Hill/Riverland Alert Neighbors;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=the no-build right now.]
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[VO-NAT]


Another round of public hearings will be held in October, with a decision by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in January or February of next year.
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[Bedford-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC34:20]
[GRAPHIC=NEw Jobs]


300 new jobs are opening up in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


"InService" America currently employs four hundred people near the Bedford-Lynchburg line.
A growing demand for its telephone marketing services prompted the company to hire three-hundred new people and to move to Bedford County's shell building.
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[SOT]

[TC: 17:00:26]
[IN Q=Our plans will]

((OUR PLANS WILL BE TO INVEST APPROXIMATELY FOUR AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT 6 TO 12 MONTHS. THAT INCLUDES THE BUILDING AS WELL AS NEW TECHNOLOGY.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Townsend/InService America President]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=as new technology.]
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[VO-NAT]


The company's major customers include Jerry Falwell and the U-S Army.
Officials say the expansion and transition should be complete by the end of the year.
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[cell-phones]


[ANCHOR=joeD]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Safety analysts are raising concerns about the use of handheld cell phones by drivers, and the federal government is listening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The Federal Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now considering whether something needs to be done about the risks that come from distracted drivers.
An estimated 94-million people now have car phones. And a whole new generation of electronic devices is coming.


No one knows exactly how many accidents can be attributed to cell phone use. But one early study found phone users 4 times more likely than other drivers to be involved in crashes.
The cell phone industry says education....not banning phone usage....is the answer.
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[Tobacco-Farmers]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC2:18:03]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


Growing tobacco is a way of life for many farmers, but their future is uncertain.
If big tobacco has to pay 145 billion dollars in punitive damages, tobacco farmers will be among those on the loosing end.
Surae Chinn has reaction from farmers in Southside.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Stephen Woltz grows]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Woltz/Tobacco Farmer; :15 quick!]
[SUPER=@Surae1; :22]
[SUPER=01-James Woltz/Tobacco Farmer; :43]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Nunn/Tobacco Farmer; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=News7, Halifax County.]

(( Stephen Woltz grows tobacco with his dad on the family farm. His two children come along to help out. Everyday the three generations of the Woltz family tend their crop. Lately, the fears have grown as large as their tobacco field.
[SOT 13:34]

((STEPHEN WOLTZ/TOBACCO FARMER: IT'S DEPRESSING TO KNOW YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO DO THIS ANYMORE.)) [RUNS:05] ((SURAE CHINN REPORTING: WITH SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY, PEOPLE LIKE THE WOLTZ FAMILY WONDER HOW MUCH LONGER THEY CAN SUPPORT THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILY AND FUTURE GENERATIONS BY GROWING TOBACCO))
This is James Woltz's 50th crop. Tobacco is what he's known all of his life and He wonders how the largest punitive damage awarded in U.S. History will affect his son's livelihood.
[SOT 22:23]

((JAMES WOLTZ/TOBACCO FARMER: IT WORRIES ME HE'S GOT THESE CHILDREN TO SEND TO SCHOOL. IT'S GOING TO BE A HARDSHIP.)) [RUNS:07]
A hardship that may never be passed down to the youngest generation of his family.
[SOT 14:40 please cover bite]

((STEPHEN WOLTZ/TOBACCO FARMER: THINKING OF THEM THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO THAT'S ONE THING.)) [RUNS:05]
Other farmers in Southside aren't waiting for the next generation to do something else. People like Glenn Nunn have started another business to help support their declining tobacco income.
[SOT 6:00]

((GLENN NUNN/TOBACCO FARMER: YES IT'S A DYING ART OR DYING WAY OF MAKING A LIVING. IT'S SAD.)) [RUNS:06]
[SOT 13:14]

((STEPHEN WOLTZ/TOBACCO FARMER: I THINK ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE GETTING THE BIG SETTLEMENT. THEY ARE JUST CUTTING OUR THROATS. IF THEY GET ANY MONEY OUT OF IT.)) [RUNS:08]
Whether they do or not, tobacco farmers say they will take a hit because of the verdict. Surae Chinn, News7, Halifax County.))

[Richardson]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmc/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC1:17:52]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A teenager will serve 15 years in prison for his role in a fatal shooting at a Roanoke night club.
Tremaine Richardson was sentenced yesterday for the murder of Prentice Jordan.
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[VO-NAT]


Richardson pled guilty to second-degree murder and firearms charges in April.
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/September;]


The 16-year-old had also agreed to testify against Timothy Buford, the other young man charged in the murder at Easley's last year.
He didn't have to; Buford pled guilty last month.
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[ANCHOR=Joe]
[SS=HOLD]


Before he was sentenced, Richardson apologized to Jordan's family, and to his own, for what he did.

[Queen]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Queen Elizabeth has opened the controversial new British embassy in the heart of Berlin, on the same site as an embassy destroyed by Allied bombers during World War Two.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Berlin]


The Queen arrived with Prince Philip on Monday afternoon for her fifth visit to the city. She was greeted by cheering crowds waving British flags outside the futuristic $35 million embassy.
The building designed by British architect Michael Wilford came under attack even before the Queen opened it, with one German critic slamming it as mediocre and uninspired.
Writing in the conservative daily Die Welt , architecture critic Rainer Haubrich denounced the building as ``more hot air than cool Britannia''
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[Boyd]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:29:57]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


A Mecklenburg County farmer wants to represent the fifth district.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Danville;]


34-year old John Boyd kicked off his campaign for Congress.
He's calling it the "Do Something" campaign tour.
He says his top priorities are education, technology, jobs and farming.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Part of my]

((JOHN BOYD/(D)-5TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: PART OF MY CAMPAIGN EFFORTS IS TO OFFER DEBT RELIEF FOR TOBACCO FARMERS FOR INDIVIDUAL EFFECTED BY THE 50 PERCENT QUOTA LOSS OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS AND THEY WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR DEBT RELIEF FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.))
[SUPER=201-John Boyd/(D) 5th District Candidate;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=Department of Agriculture.]
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[VO-NAT]


Boyd is the founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association.
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[Submarine]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC45:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


This is a big week for some Virginia Tech students. They hope to break a world record with their human-powered submarine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Virginia Tech Video;]


The engineering students spent more than two years designing and building the 9-by-2 foot submarine.
It's pedaled underwater by a driver who breathes using an air tank.
So far, the sub has performed well during practice runs in the Florida Keys and at a lake in West Virginia.
To break the world record, it will have to go more than 7 knots -- or 8 miles per hour -- and beat 12 competitors to the finish line.
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[SOT 2:00:26 - :37]
[IN Q=I feel really good]

((RON CALLIS/TEAM CAPTAIN: I FEEL REALLY GOOD BECAUSE WE HAVE THIS FINISHED BOAT AND IT'S WHAT I DREAMED ABOUT 2-1/2 YEARS AGO AND I'VE DRIVEN IT AND IT WORKS AND NOW THE NEXT STEP IS JUST TO SHOW IT OFF.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Callis/Team Captain;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=show it off.]
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[VO-NAT]


The students not only designed and built the sub, they also recruited sponsors to pay for its construction.
They compete Thursday through Sunday in California.
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[Summer-Heat]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Summer Heat]


The south is sweltering again today. The heatwave that's gripping the lower third of the country has a few more days to go.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; ]


With temperatures hitting triple digits in Texas, several deaths have already been attributed to the heat. And authorities have declared a state of emergency.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We are in]

((WE ARE IN A HEALTH HEAT EMERGENCY, WE ARE IN CRISIS, YOU SHOULD DO ANYTHING TO AVOID THE HEAT - BECAUSE IT'S DEADLY.))
[SUPER=01-Betty Culbreath-Lister/Dallas Health Department;]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=because it's deadly.]
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[VO-NAT]


In Houston, a highway worker suffered heat stroke and had to be taken to the hospital.
In New Orleans, the air conditioning failed at one hospital - sending doctors and patients outside.
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[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The forecast calls for a brief reprieve - next week, when temperatures are expected to cool off into the mid 90's .